Smart Defrag

Smart Defrag

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 2934 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    19,043,412
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 12, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    11.7MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    84,409
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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There are plenty of downloadable defrag utilities to choose from, but it's hard to beat the ease of use and helpful extras in IOBit's Smart Defrag.

With this utility you can quickly analyze your hard drive to check the level of defragmentation before committing to a scan. The interface shows you different colored blocks representing fragmented files, frequently used files, and more, with a helpful key to show what each colored block represents.

When you're ready to pull the trigger, you can choose from a straight defragmentation (fastest), or have Smart Defrag perform either a fast or "deep" optimization after defragmentation. Our test machine has a rather full hard drive, so even using the fast optimization took close to 40 minutes. Depending on your hard drive and level of defragmentation, your mileage may vary.

In addition to the solid defragmentation tools, you can have Smart Defrag automatically defrag the files you use the most without significantly slowing down your system. Even while performing a full defragmention and optimization run, the program barely uses as much as 25MB of RAM, and with just the auto-defrag running continually, it uses about half that amount.

Smart Defrag offers a few extras, including a scheduler so you can set it up to only defrag during downtime on your computer. You can set it to run scans on bootup or even have the app shut down your computer when it's done defragging selected hard drives or partitions.

It's important to note that Smart Defrag is not as essential for those running Windows 7 because the OS defrags continually on it's own. But if you run external drives connected to a Windows 7 computer, this utility will still come in handy for keeping them running smoothly.

Overall, if you want a quick and solid defrag utility to make your computer run more smoothly, with added options for scheduling and other extras, you should definitely download this program. Both beginner and advanced users will have no trouble operating this solid utility.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.7

    out of 30 votes

    • 5 star 22
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 2934 votes

    • 5 star 1454
    • 4 star 1103
    • 3 star 158
    • 2 star 71
    • 1 star 148
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4 stars

"Does more-or-less what it's supposed to do."

October 13, 2012  |  By Arevashti

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 2.5

Pros

Seems to work basically as advertised.

Cons

Insists on defragging main drive instead of auxiliary.

Summary

If this software doesn't think that I need to defrag an auxiliary hard drive, it will ignore my commands to do so anyway and defrag the main HD instead. Hence, the relatively low rating.

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4 stars

"I would recommend it & have ! Does what it should!!"

October 09, 2012  |  By WaveRobr

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 2.5

Pros

Has both free and paid upgrade version. Would recommend either! free version works just fine for all you freeware users. Paid version Digs a little deeper to resolve the problems, well worth it in both free and paid version. Perfectly safe too use, in either version. Light on the system seemingly, problem free, will not remove any important data or programming that is essential, only the crap that bogs ya down. Wish i could say the same for glary utilities, but can't!! feel free to enjoy it, does a good job!!

Cons

None really,, if anything I wish the cloned files scanner worked better!! Give me a Break out there Huh, I gotta ***** about something, right??

Summary

Iv'e used both paid and free versions for over 2 almost 3 years now. I run a windows 7, 64 bit system, with all kinds of software installed, this program does not disagree with any other software I've ever used or are still using. Well worth checking out!! Guaranteed safe to use. Oh well,, Peace to all!! Till next time. The best to all at cnet,, n thanks for the years!!

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4 stars

"re-installed on new computer - luv it"

September 29, 2012  |  By michelcharlebois

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 2.5

Pros

nothing to report

Cons

nothing to report

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5 stars

"Great program!"

September 25, 2012  |  By richrol

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 2.5

Pros

Defrags my HD without my noticing. Does not slow computer down even while working.

Cons

None!!!!!!

Summary

What can I say. I've had the program for years, with no problems

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5 stars

"Great Software that Will Save You Time (& Money)"

September 21, 2012  |  By BirgitJensen

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 2.5

Pros

This is a nifty software that does its job automatically if you set it to auto fragment. It's very easy to understand, with engaging graphics to show you the defragmentation in progress, and super fast. Works much better than the MS native defragmenter.

Cons

I haven't found any yet.

Summary

Iobit makes great products: Advanced System Care Pro and Smart Defrag are my favorites for their speed, reliability, and easy interface.

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4 stars

"The product does what it's supposed to do."

September 19, 2012  |  By tvaz123

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 2.5

Pros

The product does what it's supposed to do.

Cons

no cons to speak of.

Summary

The product does what it's supposed to do.

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5 stars

"works great with win7- on a HP Pavillion g7 laptop"

September 13, 2012  |  By RichnJeanne

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 2.5

Pros

You can man. start the Defrag or you can set the config to do an automatic Defrag or you can config to do a boot time Defrag. It really has a bit of options you can use for a free download program. All of this works very well.

Cons

Along with all the options above, all this is being done in the background while you are using your computer. It really helps out on your start up time and operatating run time also. My machine seems to opperate a bit smoother and faster.
I cant seem to find any cons!!!

Summary

My opinion, I would recommend the SmartDefrag program to anybody, its that user friendly.

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4 stars

"Easy and fast."

September 10, 2012  |  By DarkskyAngel

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 2.5

Pros

excellent interface to choose the option.

Cons

no match to cons.

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2 stars

"CAREFUL! INSTALLS IOBIT TOOLBAR, YAHOO HIJACKS SEARCHES"

September 07, 2012  |  By shriba

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 2.5

Pros

So far so good as a utility...

Cons

... but, all of a sudden, Yahoo! took over my Firefox searches. I found an Iobit toolbar in Programs via Control Panel, which I may have agreed to install as part of the protection offered. But - I did NOT agree to let Yahoo! hijack my searches. VERY UNETHICAL, especially considering the type of software this is. This malware was installed by a company called Spigot (common files/spigot). I tried removing the search via the drop-down where the searches are listed, and repeatedly changed my default search to Google in about:config, but Yahoo! kept coming back. Once I uninstalled the Iobit toolbar, all was right again. I had to manually delete the Soigot folder. Shame on you Iobit!!

Summary

I'll keep the utility, but ETHICS and HONESTY should make Iobit remove Spigot malware from the toolbar install. That is, unless they already benefited financially from it, at our expense. But, maybe this is the only way they could give it to us free? Call the other companies and ask how they do it. I also downloaded Advanced SystemCare from Iobit, so it could have been either.

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5 stars

"I couldn't ask for more."

September 06, 2012  |  By Seoulsearer

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 2.5

Pros

Does the job, closes the day, what more can I ask?

Cons

So far, so good

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5
Version 2.5:
  • Added support for Windows 8 Release Preview
  • Improved UI
  • Updated language file and user manual
  • Fixed general bugs
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date July 10, 2012
Date Added July 12, 2012
Version 2.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.7MB
File Name smart-defrag-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 19,043,412
Downloads Last Week 84,409
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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